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The most beloved Royals of all-time: The Elite Eight

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We are down to our final eight most beloved Royals of all time! We divided 64 players into four eras - The Herzog era (1969-1980), the Howser era (1981-1994), the Muser era (1995-2010), and the Yost era (2011-2019). You can see how the third round of voting went for the Herzog and Howser brackets went here, and for the Muser and Yost brackets here.

With just eight players left, vote for your favorite Royals players. Voting will run through Wednesday.

Herzog bracket championship

#1 George Brett vs. #2 Amos Otis

George Brett was a big favorite going into this, and he continues to steamroll his opponents, taking 93 percent of the vote against designated hitter and #4 seed Hal McRae. Amos Otis also fared well with 75 percent of the vote against #3 seed John Mayberry.

Poll

Who was your favorite Royals player?

This poll is closed

  • 89%
    George Brett
    (1383 votes)
  • 10%
    Amos Otis
    (168 votes)
1551 votes total Vote Now

Howser bracket championship

#1 Frank White vs. #3 Bret Saberhagen

I thought Frank White would have a closer competition against popular closer Dan Quisenberry, but he took 69 percent of the vote against the #5 seed. Saberhagen pulled off the upset with 58 percent of the vote against #2 seed Willie Wilson.

Poll

Who was your favorite Royals player?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    Frank White
    (949 votes)
  • 39%
    Bret Saberhagen
    (613 votes)
1562 votes total Vote Now

Muser bracket championship

#4 Mike Sweeney vs. #3 Kevin Appier

Most of the brackets went chalk, but we saw some upsets in the Muser bracket with #4 seed Mike Sweeney taking 63 percent of the vote against top seed Zack Greinke. #3 seed Kevin Appier also pulled an upset with 55 percent of the vote against #2 seed Carlos Beltran.

Poll

Who was your favorite Royals player?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Mike Sweeney
    (1161 votes)
  • 25%
    Kevin Appier
    (387 votes)
1548 votes total Vote Now

Yost bracket championship

#1 Alex Gordon vs. #2 Salvador Perez

No real surprise here with #1 seed Alex Gordon taking 81 percent of the vote against #4 seed Eric Hosmer. Salvy had a tougher time with his buddy Lorenzo Cain, taking 62 percent of the vote.

Poll

Who was your favorite Royals player?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Alex Gordon
    (942 votes)
  • 46%
    Salvador Perez
    (817 votes)
1759 votes total Vote Now

Next week: The Final Four